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Nature Management and livelihood strategies on Danish organic farms

Frederiksen, Pia and Langer, Vibeke (2004) Nature Management and livelihood strategies on Danish organic farms. In: Cristovão, Artur (Ed.) Proceedings of the Sixths European IFSA Symposium, European Farming and Society in Search of a New Social Contract - Learning to Manage Change, UTAD; Portugal, 1, pp. 361-374.

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The paper present the first results on a study of landscape elements on Danish organic farms and their management. 346 organic farms representing main landscape and farm types in Denmark and totalling approximately 10% of the organic farming population has been interviewed on the existence and age of hedgerows, ponds and wildlife habitats, as well as permanent grassland managment on the farm. Moreover information on socio-economic aspects has been collected and land use and size of farm has been retrived from registry. Results show that the three landscape elements has to be analysed separately as their relationship to farms characteristics vary. Permanent grassland and hedgerows are related to production parameters like farm type. Farm size is significantly related to all landscape elements. Old landscape elements constitute a surprisingly larege share of the total content.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Environmental aspects > Landscape and recreation
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
"Organics" in general > Country reports > Denmark
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF II (2000-2005) > III.5 Nature quality in organic farming
Deposited By: Frederiksen, senior researcher Pia
ID Code:3318
Deposited On:30 Sep 2004
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:29
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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